India Post signed an MoU with Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Tripta Technologies to facilitate operationalisation of a portal called ‘Bharat EMart’, which will provide the facility of pick-up of consignments from the premises of traders and will ensure delivery at the doorsteps of the consignees across the country. It is believed that it will benefits eight crore traders associated with CAIT.
India Post in the recent past has entered into similar agreements with Government e-Marketplace (GeM), Regional Centers of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), to provide pick-up and delivery of parcels at the doorsteps of the consignees. Shortly, India Post will onboard itself on the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform, being developed by Ministry of Commerce as a logistics service provider.
With its network of over 1.59 lakh post offices spread across the country, the national postal service is ideally placed provide last-mile delivery and pick-up services better than any private operator.
Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan, recalled the yeoman service provided by the Department of Posts during Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the Department converted calamity into opportunity by introducing digital payments and online service through technology induction.